In 2017 an independent expert panel released a detailed report called Roadmap to Renewables. The report’s key authors consulted widely with government agencies, community groups, developers, financiers and industry and found an increase to the Northern Territory’s renewable energy target of 50% by 2030, was achievable - with careful planning, appropriate governance, effective regulation, and policies to encourage investment.
Most excitingly, the report found that capitalising on the Territory’s natural endowment of renewable energy resources would lower wholesale electricity prices, stimulating the economy, new investments and local industry, and growing jobs in the Northern Territory.
The 11 recommendations of the report are as follows. Read the full report to learn about the 50 enabling actions that accompany these recommendations.